Batgirl

Batgirl

Batgirl, not to be confused with Batwoman, is the name of several fictional super-heroines appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics - depicted as female counterparts to the superhero, Batman.  The character debuted in Detective Comics #359 (January 1967) introduced as the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon.

Batgirl operates in Gotham City, allying herself with Batman and the original Robin, along with other masked vigilantes.  The character appeared regularly in Detective Comics, Bat Family, and several other books produced by DC until 1988. In Batgirl Special #1, she retires from crime-fighting. She subsequently appeared in the graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke where, in her civilian identity, she is shot by the Joker and left paraplegic. 

In the 1999 storyline "No Man's Land", the character known as Huntress, briefly assumes the role of Batgirl until she is stripped of the identity by Batman for violating his stringent codes.  Within the same storyline, the character Cassandra Cain is introduced. Cain is written as the daughter of assassins and takes the mantle of Batgirl under the guidance of Batman and Oracle.  In the storyline "One Year Later", she is established as a villain and head of the League Of Assassins.  After receiving harsh feedback from readership, she is later restored to her original conception. However, the character originally known as Spoiler and later Robin, succeeds her as Batgirl after Cassandra Cain abandons the role.

Filming is underway for the upcoming HBO Max Batgirl movie in Glasgow, Scotland. No release date has been set as of January 2022.

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BATGIRL: Newly Revealed Set Video Shows A Massive Stunt With The Hero Crashing Into A Christmas Tree
A new set video from Batgirl has been revealed that shows Barbara Gordon - in full costume - using a Christmas tree to lessen the impact of a quick trip to the ground after arriving through a skylight...
BATGIRL Stars Michael Keaton And Brendan Fraser Express Disappointment Over The Movie's Cancelation
Batgirl stars Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser have finally shared their thoughts on Warner Bros. Discovery's decision to scrap the movie, and neither actor seems particularly impressed. Check it out...
BATGIRL Cancellation Was Blown Out Of Proportion According To Warner Bros Discovery CFO
The shelving of the Batgirl movie is still being discussed weeks after the new broke, but Warner Bros Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels believes the media blew the shelving "out of proportion."
BATGIRL Star Brendan Fraser Comments On The Movie's Cancelation And Praises Leslie Grace's Performance
Batgirl star Brendan Fraser has commented for the first time about the movie's shocking cancellation by Warner Bros. Discovery, sharing high praise for Leslie Grace's work in the movie as Barbara Gordon.
BLUE BEETLE Star Xolo Mariduena Chooses Words Carefully When Asked About BATGIRL's Recent Cancelation
Following Batgirl's unexpected cancellation, there's been a lot of speculation that Blue Beetle could be next for the axe, but star Xolo Mariduena is choosing his words carefully about the situation...
BATGIRL: New Details On Michael Keaton's Role As Batman Revealed After The Movie Is Compared To A CW Pilot
We finally have some intel on the role Michael Keaton's Dark Knight was set to play in Batgirl, while the movie has been compared to a pilot on The CW, the home to TV shows like The Flash and Batwoman.
BATGIRL Star Ivory Aquino Sends Heartfelt Letter To David Zaslav Following Funeral Screenings Report
Following last night's news that WBD is planning to hold "funeral screenings" of Batgirl, Ivory Aquino (Alysia Yeoh) has Tweeted out a heartfelt plea to David Zaslav, asking him to reconsider...
BATGIRL Directors Share Emotional Video Addressing Movie's Cancelation; Explain Its Apparent Deletion
Batgirl directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have shared an emotional statement about the movie's cancellation, revealing more about its apparent deletion and where they were when the news broke...
BATGIRL: Secret Funeral Screenings Of The Scrapped Movie Are Reportedly Being Held
Although we will likely never get to see Batgirl, what are being described as "funeral screenings" of the movie are being held on the Warner Bros. lot for cast, crew and studio executives.
BATGIRL Director Tried To Retrieve Footage From Canceled Movie Only To Find Warner Bros. Had Deleted It
Batgirl director Bilall Fallah has revealed that he went to try and retrieve some footage from the cancelled DC Comics movie, only to find that Warner Bros. had already removed all traces of it...

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